Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering – September 2024

Funding information: Student Finance HE Loan available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years (1 day per week)
Attendance: Part-time Day

Course Overview

The HN Engineering course has been designed to enable direct progression to a full honours degree course upon successful completion. You will have the opportunity to investigate engineering management at the next level, electrical power and other level 5 units relevant to engineering.

You can opt to pursue a specialist pathway in mechanical, electrical/electronic or general engineering for the certificate and the diploma part of the qualification. The HN is split into two elements – the certificate and the diploma.

Course Content

Modules will include;

  • Unit 34 – Research Project
  • Unit 35 – Professional Engineering Management
  • Unit 39 – Further Mathematics
  • Unit 44 – Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
  • Unit 45 – Industrial Systems
  • Unit 53 – Utilisation of Electrical Power
  • Unit 63 – Industrial Services

Entry Requirements

You will need to have already obtained an RQF HNC engineering qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • Assignments and Projects


Successful completion of the HNC in Engineering can lead to a wide range of roles such as Electrical engineer, Maintenance engineer. You could also choose to progress onto a degree programme with a university.